1889 - Black Eyed Susan, A Memory

1889 - Black Eyed Susan, A Memory
W. Rene Orgeron
Sun, LA   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 10.5"

Materials/Techniques: Photo printed on cotton, scrap fabrics, tulle and sequins.

Artist's Statement: I have a fear of Alzheimer's and each time I forget something, I wonder is it ME. The quilt started out as a photo of the Black Eyed Susans that are in full bloom along the country roads. I printed the photo on white cotton. The hand holding the flower was drawn on peach cotton, with oil pastels. The flower was sewn separately and then applied to the photo. It is decorated with orange pastels and brown square sequins for its center. Leaves and stem are upholstery fabric scraps and yarn. A bronze layer of tulle with a few tear spots represent the dulling of the mind. Entering this challenge was a first for me.
W. Rene Orgeron

Dedication: My sister and I are the last of our family that we grew up with. Now we are the elders and wait.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $50 for the AAQI.